'I wish him luck', says Donald Trump ahead of Comey testimony

  • 'I wish him luck', says Donald Trump ahead of Comey testimony

'I wish him luck', says Donald Trump ahead of Comey testimony

Flynn, a retired Army general, served for just 24 days as Trump's national security adviser before being fired in February.

Since Comey was ousted May 9, Trump and Comey allies have traded competing narratives about their interactions.

In May, just days before Comey was sacked, he testified before a Senate Intelligence Committee and defended how he handled the FBI's investigation during the campaign into Hillary Clinton's email practices while she was secretary of State.

He replied: "I wish him luck".

"The Committee looks forward to receiving testimony from the former Director on his role in the development of the Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections, and I am hopeful that he will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media", Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, said in a statement.

Comey is expected to talk about his conversations with Trump, who allegedly asked Comey to end the investigation into Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation.

The paper reported Tuesday that Comey, who was sacked last month, asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to keep him from being left alone with Trump after the conversation. Coats and CIA Director Mike Pompeo and then "started complaining about the FBI investigation and Comey's handling of it", according to sources who spoke to the Post.

Comey's hotly awaited appearance on Capitol Hill comes as probes by the Justice Department and several congressional committees heat up.

White House officials had weighed trying to block Comey by arguing that his discussions with the president pertained to national security and that there was an expectation of privacy.

But Comey is no longer a government official since Trump fired him.

Comey "put politics over protecting America", a narrator says in the 30-second spot, titled "Showboat", which was shared with The Associated Press. They said the Federal Bureau of Investigation director would not do so. The FBI does not disclose the status or targets of an investigation, or at least they didn't before Comey's run of poor decisions previous year. Like Coats, Rogers refused to comply with the president's request.

The White House will also be pushing legislation to combat human trafficking, spearheaded by the president's daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump. The White House has not provided details of when those three conversations allegedly took place.

"[Eric] said: 'Well, we don't rely on American banks, '" Dodson told WBUR. "[But] I think it's a far cry from any kind of legal repercussions for anyone in the Trump administration".

"Those who don't know the first thing about the law immediately began hurling words like "obstruction of justice", "high crimes and misdemeanors" and "impeachment", Gregg Jarrett, a former defense attorney who now works as a Fox News Anchor, wrote at the time in a piece entitled "Comey's revenge is a gun without powder".

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